Business Books Worth Reading!

By Simon O'Shaughnessy | Out of the multitude, what books will make a difference to your business? Here's my choices...

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Life.SREDA's Vladislav Solodkiy gives a comprehensive list of business books that will change the way you think about doing business

50 Popular Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

Since we can't all be like Warren Buffett — who famously spends much of his day reading — Business Insider has summarized 50 of the most influential business books ever written.<p>Below, you'll find nuggets of insight from game-changing executives, hard-charging startup founders, and ground-breaking …

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Why There Is No Magic Formula for Increasing Creativity

When starting any ritual, you have to figure out what works best for yourself.<p>Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance…<p>Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles …

Creativity

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.<p><i>New Yorker</i> writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we already know. Over his …

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The Rise and Fall of the BlackBerry: An Interview with Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff

Odds are that, if you're of a certain age, you at one point owned a BlackBerry. (Odds are also great that you don't own one now.) The iconic device not too long ago defined ubiquitous, at least in the business world. Make no mistake: its legacy is alive and well. For my money, it is responsible for …

Mobile Technology

What's Happening at Zappos May Be All About the School Bus Test

Over the past few weeks, there's been much written about Zappos' recent adoption of Holacracy--with most observers questioning the wisdom of CEO Tony Hsieh's bold move to transform the innovative retailer into a bossless company. The business pundits wonder why Hsieh is tinkering with the wildly …

Leadership

The Black Swan: Second Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p><b>The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by</b> …

Drive

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel H. Pink<p>Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of <i>To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others</i>) explains in his paradigm-shattering book <i>Drive</i>, the secret to high …

How Will You Measure Your Life?

• <b>Author:</b> Clayton M. Christensen and Others<p>From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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Blink

• <b>Author:</b> Malcolm Gladwell<p>In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in …

Leaders Eat Last Deluxe

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek<p><b>The Deluxe Edition of Leaders Eat Last, now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, includes over 30 minutes of exclusive video and 30 minutes of audio of Simon Sinek. The acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better delves deeper</b> …

7 Books That Will Change Your Life

<i>"When people ask me a good book to read I don't know what to tell them. There are 200-500 good books." -- James Altucher</i><p>People often comment on how I am always reading something new and frequently ask for my a good book recommendation. It might be the most common (and most difficult) question I am …

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Leaders Eat Last

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek<p><b>The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).</b><br>Imagine a world …

The Virgin Way

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Branson<p><b>This is a book on leadership from someone who has never read a book on leadership in his life.</b><br>While building the Virgin Group over the course of forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from tackling seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own …

The Lean Startup

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Ries<p><b>Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.</b><br>Eric Ries defines a startup as <b>an organization dedicated to creating something new</b> …

Your Brain at Work

• <b>Author:</b> David Rock<p>In <i>Your Brain at Work,</i> David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of <i>Quiet Leadership</i> and <i>Personal</i> …

Business Model Generation

• <b>Author:</b> Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur<p><i>Business Model Generation</i> is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a …

Dave Eggers' 'The Circle' uncomfortably close to Internet reality | Culture | DW | 14.08.2014

Google, Facebook and Apple are small fry compared to the Circle - an Internet giant, which is a search engine, social network and hardware …

Give and Take

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Grant<p><b>A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Originals</b><p>For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, …

Invisibles

• <b>Author:</b> David Zweig<p><b>An inspiring look at the hidden stars in every field who perform essential work without recognition</b><p>In a culture where so many strive for praise and glory, what kind of person finds the greatest reward in anonymous work? Expanding from his acclaimed Atlantic article, "What Do …

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

• <b>Author:</b> Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter<p>Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, this book serves as an essential guide to help you eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go.<p>Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their …

The Advantage, Enhanced Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick M. Lencioni<p>There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and …

Delivering Happiness

• <b>Author:</b> Tony Hsieh<p>Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quitMake customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a departmentFocus on company culture as the #1 priorityApply research from the science of happiness to running a businessHelp employees grow-both personally and …

The Happiness Advantage

• <b>Author:</b> Shawn Achor<p><b>Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.</b> <b></b><br>Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, <i>then</i> we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will …

The E-Myth Revisited

• <b>Author:</b> Michael E. Gerber<p>An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common …